Renaissance artists & antique sculpture : a handbook of sources
London, Harvey Miller / Oxford University Press, 1986
(28 cm), 522 pp., numerous black & white illustrations. 203 catalogue entries. Publisher’s beige cloth, dust jacket. – “This book is intended as a reference guide to the ancient monuments which served Renaissance artists as a visual reservoir of sculptural styles, iconographic types, and expressive poses from an admired past. Here one may find more than 200 ancient statues and reliefs, and may learn – from text and illustration – something of what can be known of their history in the Renaissance: when they were discovered, where and how they were displayed, how their subject matter was interpreted, and which artists as well as which antiquarians recorded them or otherwise profited by their presence” (from the Preface). Introductory essay by Bober (Renaissance artists and the uses of antiquity), Catalogue, Appendix I (Annotated index of Renaissance artists and sketchbooks), Appendix II (Annotated index of Renaissance collections). First edition. ¶ Laminate on just jacket peeling, several tears; otherwise an excellent copy.